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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Candy Cane London

Well... sometimes... things ARE too good to be true! ;)

I posted a couple of days ago that when I originally went tChristmas At Sweet Stampin' blog to look into their challenge... I thought they were having an Anything Goes Challenge! :) I took it literally... ANYTHING GOES... what they meant was... anything goes PERTAINING to Christmas! hahahahaha... it could be funny... if it weren't for the fact that this is about the fifth challenge I've done incorrectly. Based on that fact alone... I should stop participating in challenges... but... my mother did not raise no quitter! ;) lol Besides... what else would I do with the oodles of card stock, Copic markers, ribbons, pretty printed paper and all the other fabulous embellishments I've been hoarding since about 2004? :-\

The thing is... I went and looked at the cards before I submitted mine to be sure I was correct... hindsight being 20/20 and all... NOW I see that ALL the cards DO pertain to Christmas! :-\ Originally... I saw non-traditional colors for Christmas... and you know... those little icons of cards submitted by other participants... they are really little... some of these that were non-traditional colors... I probably should have clicked on them to see them up close and I would have seen that they DID pertain to Christmas. I also saw a wreath by a DT member... on closer inspection... it IS a Christmas wreath! hahahahaha... again... this could be funny... :-\

As I wrote earlier... I'm no quitter... so here's my new card for the challenge... I have to be honest with you... my stomach turned a little at the idea of completing another Christmas card... but I really like this Candy Cane London image I received from Simply B Stamps. So I went for it! :) And here is what I came up with...


All card stock and ribbons are from my stash. The little green star is from Michael's Recollection line of adhesive glitter shapes. I used Copic markers for the coloring. Specifically:
Greens - YG41, YG45
Reds - R46, RV69
Browns - E18, E15, E13
Skin Tones - E11, E00, R20
Grays - N0

So now... I think I got it right! :) lol

3 comments:

  1. This fits out challenge perfectly Ema! I think we've all entered challenges before realising that we've "misunderstood" the theme, so don't worry about it! This is a fab Christmas card and I love the cute image. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey x

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  2. I just love the min green you've used. Thanks so much for taking the time to join our first challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin. Good Luck. X

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  3. This is a great card. I love your story, too! But, it sounds like you're putting away your Christmas stuff....and you don't want to do that! Not all of it! We've got this GREAT challenge every month and it will get you ahead on your Christmas cards for 2013! I'm hoping to see more of your art work next month! Hugs, Gail

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